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Remains of missing Flagstaff woman Kelly Paduchowski found Friday

45-year-old Paduchowski was reported missing last weekend in the Flagstaff area
Posted at 3:53 PM, Jul 05, 2024

FLAGSTAFF, AZ — Officials have confirmed that they have located the remains of 45-year-old Kelly Paduchowski, who was reported missing last weekend in the Flagstaff area.

According to officials, Kelly was reported to have left her home in west Flagstaff Sunday around 1:30 p.m.

Flagstaff PD is expected to provide a live update at 4 p.m. ABC15 plans to live stream the news conference in this story

On Friday, police announced her remains were located at approximately 10 a.m. The location of her remains will not be disclosed at this time due to investigation efforts, officials say.

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According to court paperwork, Kelly's husband, Daniel, reported her missing shortly after 7:30 p.m. when he had not heard from her and she had not arrived at home.

During an investigation, Daniel told authorities his wife was going to Lake Mary for a run and swim and he last saw her around 1:30 p.m.

See previous ABC15 coverage of Kelly's disappearance in the player above.

Her vehicle was instead located at the Campbell Mesa Trailhead, located in east Flagstaff. Cell phone data showed that Kelly's phone traveled a near-direct route from their home to the Campbell Mesa Trailhead.

On Monday, officials arrested Daniel on an aggravated assault charge in connection to Kelly. Daniel is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Husband arrested during search for missing Flagstaff woman

Flagstaff police, in a release Friday, thanked the community and volunteers who helped bring the search to a close.

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